The FDA said it's working with the manufacturers to remove the tainted ink from the market.
In an alert issued Wednesday to consumers, tattoo artists and retailers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that getting your skin pierced with tattoo ink containing microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious injury.
Common symptoms of infections related to tattoo ink include rashes and lesions in areas where contaminated ink was applied.
One of them is the popular black ink made by Dynamic Color.
The agency is warning tattoo artist, retailers of tattoo ink, and those who are looking to receive a tattoo of the chance of bacteria in different inks.
"The tattoo inks were manufactured or distributed by four firms inspected under an ongoing assignment", the FDA wrote in a news release.
The FDA identified six inks contaminated with bacteria harmful to human health.
Anyone who think they have an infection should see a medical professional. Some of those infections can result in permanent scarring. Additionally, you can view photos of the following inks here.
Lot 10.19.18 of Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink, manufactured by Color Art Inc.
Have you ever had a horror story regarding any of your ink?